Something as simple as a cavity, tooth sensitivity, or oral swelling can be a sign you need root canal treatment.
Waiting to fix your root canal problem can turn a toothache into a major headache for your health, happiness, and wallet.
Elite Dental Care performs root canals to restore your oral health at our offices in Jackson, Germantown, Dyersberg, Trenton, and Eads, TN.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a very common restorative dental procedure. A root canal is performed to preserve a natural tooth when its pulp has sustained severe infection, inflammation, or harm.
A tooth is not entirely solid. Each tooth is actually made up of layers, and the center consists of nerves, soft tissue, and blood vessels, known as the pulp. When the pulp has sustained severe infection, inflammation, or damage a root canal is performed to remove the pulp. The procedure consists of simple anesthesia, cleaning, shaping, and later the placement of a crown or other restoration. When necessary, opting for a root canal is highly recommended in comparison to removing the tooth altogether.
Reasons You May Need a Root Canal
Your dentist may determine root canal treatment for a number of reasons. These include:
Decay is caused when bacteria create acids that harm your enamel. Untreated bacteria and acid lead to cavities which can cause holes in your tooth, as well as infection, pain, and eventually even total tooth loss.
Too Many Procedures
Sustained dental procedures performed on the same tooth can weaken it. They may cause stress to the tooth, as well as inflammation.
Chips or Cracks
The desire to conceal chips and cracks can make you want to rush to the dentist. In fact, these can often indicate more than just cosmetic concerns. The visible damage to your tooth can also be a sign of harm to the inner layers.
The inner layers of a tooth can be injured without visible damage on the outside. Physical trauma to the tooth from getting hit in a variety of ways can damage the pulp, even if there are no obvious signs of injury like chips or cracks.
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Fix The Problem Now and You Will Be Smiling Later
Root canals are a safe and extremely common dental treatment. The biggest risk when it comes to root canals is not having one done when you need it. A root canal infection will not just go away on its own. Left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the mouth and into the cheeks, face, and possibly the bloodstream.
If you have any of the signs and symptoms that say you need a root canal, contact us today. Call or write to us to request a consultation at any of our five locations in Western Tennessee.
Dyersburg: (731) 286-1583
Germantown: (901) 751-3776
Jackson: (731) 664-9556
Trenton: (731) 855-1053
Eads: (901) 465-2382
Root Canal Treatment Timeline
Root canal treatment at our offices in Germantown, Jackson, and across West Tennessee takes care of your dental needs with the following simple steps.
We offer sedation options to help patients relax while in the dental chair.
Root Canal vs. Tooth Removal
Nothing Beats Natural
Dental work has come a long way, and we can offer treatments like restorations supported by implants to replace missing teeth. However, if possible it is almost always ideal to maintain a natural tooth instead of swapping it out. No matter how great an implant is, the feel, look, form, and function of a natural tooth is hard to beat.
Missing Teeth Make More Problems
Missing teeth can lead to both cosmetic and health issues. They can cause other teeth in your mouth to shift, negatively affecting your ability to chew, as well as your smile. If you do have a missing tooth replaced with an artificial one, this will require follow-up dental care appointments that can become more costly over time than root canal therapy would have been.
Our Treatments Are Transformative
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